WETLANDS CLOSURE UPDATE: Hidden Lake and Redbud trails are closed. All other Wetland trails are now open.
Click here to see current trail closures.
WETLANDS CLOSURE UPDATE: Hidden Lake and Redbud trails are closed. All other Wetland trails are now open.
Click here to see current trail closures.

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August and September public canoe trips

Come experience Fontenelle Forest’s Great Marsh with a partner or a group! There is so much to see and hear in this secluded wetland habitat. From owls to beavers, the rising sun or full moon, don’t miss out on this adventure! This paddling program is perfect for those just getting…

Feather Our Nest 2018

Join the Fontenelle Forest Guild and Honorary Chair Carol Russell for our largest fundraising event of the year – Feather Our Nest! Come celebrate and support our education, conservation, and recreational programs.

Why are we so Connected to Savannas?

The African savanna, a habitat type defined as open grasslands with scattered stands of trees and dense woods in the low valleys and along waterways, is very similar to the historic and restored oak savannas of Fontenelle Forest. In some studies, researchers found that grassy, tree-dotted savannas apparently prevailed “for…

Urban Wildlife around Fontenelle Forest

Contact Nebraska Wildlife Rehabilitation for injured wildlife at (402) 234-2473, or the humane society at (402) 444-7800 and they will get the injured animal to the appropriate organization. Deer – Leave fawns alone. Disturbing and removing new born deer (mid-May through late-June) is a common problem. We at Fontenelle Forest…

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